Hi there, I'm Rui. I live in sunny Austin, TX where I can host outside dinner parties all year long. After graduating from Colgate University (2014), I moved to this quirky little city and started my first job as a software engineer. I suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands, and that's what lead me to exploring my passion for cooking and sharing it with the people around me. I love incorporating seasonal and fresh ingredients in my food and hosting carefully curated dinners.

I'm hoping to use this space as a way to share our recipe creations in addition to ones I've found that I truly enjoyed. I started dabbling in photography this year so you might see some non-food related posts as well. Shoot me an email at rui.nakata@gmail.com if you want to collaborate on projects or if you have any questions :)